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Independent Film Festivals 2024 - 2025 Calendar

The Independent Film Festival Scene

There’s no doubt the big-time Hollywood blockbusters are good stuff, with their big money and mind boggling special effects. But independent films have a big following, too. From the obscure to the still-kind-of-well-known indie film—they have fans. And these fans gather at independent film festivals that take place all over the world, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to New York. These festivals feature filmmakers and actors from all over the world. Some festivals focus on a certain topic, whether it’s horror or human rights. Others festivals—from the Midwest Independent Film Festival in Chicago to the Chelsea Film Festival in New York—take you on many kinds of cinematic journeys.